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Natty Bumpo

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    Family, Reading, History, silversmithing, furniture building, Old books, photography, sculpting in wood and stone, watercolors
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    Illinois...flyover country as they say...USA

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  1. Natty Bumpo

    Montes Apenninus

    Only front. Rear is much less res. I wish I could get this cell phone repair just for the camera. Unfortunately it bricked on me last week . I now have and note 8 which does not have as good a camera in it in my opinion.
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    Montes Apenninus

    16 m pix on the note4.
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    Montes Apenninus

    This is another view of the northern end of Montes Apenninus. This was taken 24 hours prior to the first image.
  4. Natty Bumpo

    A Simple Happy Moon :-)

    Hello RTR. This is a very nice image. I like it a lot. I am using a note8 and do much as you have done here. Although recently I am attempting to use a bracket. So I know what you went through to get this image. :-) Bravo!
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    Montes Apenninus

    This image is a single frame capture. The only post process was to slight increase luminisity with the editor in my Snote 8. Both the original. which was captured on my note4 before it bricked on me last week, and the lum tap are posted here. This was capture behind a Meade LXD75 8 inch SCT with a leica 10X25 HC microscope eyepiece. I usually hand hold, but this time the phone was mounted in a goski mount. I was lucky in sky conditions on this evening.
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    Montes Apenninus

    Imaged 4/27/2018 from central Illinois USA. Samsung note4 cellphone.
  7. Natty Bumpo

    The Veil - it's there, after all

    That was a lovely, well written narrative of your quest. A great pleasure to read! Thank you.
  8. Natty Bumpo

    Lagoon naked eye

    I spent a couple of hours there last night. It's a great place to hang out.
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    Again Ganymede

    This is fantastic capture! Could you share details of this capture? Elevation of observing site, atmospheric condition, etc.? Thank you.
  10. Natty Bumpo

    Jupiter 20/4/17

    Great report. Great observations both. Was able to observe the same from the Midwest USA. The drawings are very beautiful. Thank you. My view was through an 80 millimeter F6 scope. I couldn't go over 96 x before I lost definition. Transparency was wonky here.
  11. Thank you for your report. Appreciate the detail. Very educational to me. I have very little experience here and reading reports of more seasoned observers is very helpful.
  12. I like the Shiraz treatment! :-)
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    This is wonderful. Such a welcoming group. This is quite nice. I feel very welcome.
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    I have had only an hour or so to explore the Forum. The resources here are fantastic. Thank you for your warm welcome all.
  15. Natty Bumpo

    AP vs Visual astronomy

    I am a visual observer, but I am also an artist. I do not do AP, but I love seeing the work that others do when they capture that moment in their AP images. It brings the universe to life for those who have never looked through a telescope, and it informs more fully what I see through the telescope alone. I agree with the statement that it is not one or the other. Our technology has given us both avenues to pursue.

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